Monday, May 31, 2010

Quick Garden Update

I ended up having a very busy month, much busier than expected. My oldest son is graduating from 8th grade this week and my oldest daughter is turning 26 this week too. I have done some work on a few miniature projects though. I built a garden shed and started carving out where the pond is going to be. I actually have done more than that but haven't taken more pictures yet. I have also been working on the 333 Franklin but I'll save that for another post.

I am closing the Miniature Barter Board on my website, My Small Obsession. I have to many spammers to deal with keeping it open. I will be replacing it with FREE Classified Ads!

I will be adding some other goodies to my website so stay tuned. I should also mention that I have been going through the links in the Miniature Directory and deleting all of the dead links. I will be adding many more sites to the directory in the following weeks. If you would like to be added to the Miniature Directory, just click here and fill out the form. Be sure to use the search box to make sure you are not already listed.

I have several new followers so I will be back to give them a proper welcome!

The potting shed (sans the roof) made from foam core.

The beginning of the pond and rock wall.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Miniature Flea Mart/Sidewalk Sale~ My Mini Haul

Every year in May, The Elegant Dollhouse shop in Sacramento hosts a miniature flea market/parking lot sale. I have gone for the last four years and it's something I really look forward to because it's the only time I get to shop for miniatures someplace else other than online. I love furniture kits and Nutshell News magazines and I always come home with as many as I can get my hands on. My favorites are the Real Life Miniatures furniture kits and the House of Miniatures kits. I usually find some great buys on Chrysnbon kits too. This year I had a great haul, I even came home with two dollhouses! One vendor had two Lily Dollhouse Kits for $65 each and I talked myself out of buying one even though it's on my wish list. My husband and I left to get some lunch and while we ate I decided I would go back and buy one of the Lily's. When we came back from lunch less than an hour later, they were both gone....Damn, that's what I get for procrastinating! I did get a really good deal on a Magnolia Dollhouse Kit, it's a fixer upper but to good a buy to pass up.

The Magnolia

The green has got to go!

Various kits and accessories.
Nutshell News and American Miniaturist magazines.

I already can't wait for next year!